Pep Guardiola wants David Silva to never leave Manchester City.
The 31-year-old is currently in talks to extend his deal to 2020.
“His reputation throughout the world – they know how good he is,” said Guardiola. “His teammates give him a lot of credit, the media and the fans.
“He loves to be here because he’s part of the history – Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero. He’s one of the guys who have given this club the important step.
“I think we’d like him to stay until he decides.”